By Henry Pollack
A cowinner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize bargains a clear-eyed clarification of the planet's imperiled ice.
a lot has been written approximately worldwide warming, however the the most important courting among humans and ice has acquired little focus-until now. As one of many world's prime specialists on weather switch, Henry Pollack presents an obtainable, accomplished survey of ice as a strength of nature and the capability effects as we are facing the opportunity of a global with out ice.
A international with no Ice lines the impression of mountain glaciers on offers of ingesting water and agricultural irrigation, in addition to the present result of melting permafrost and shrinking Arctic sea ice-a state of affairs that has degraded the habitat of various animals and sparked a global race for seabed oil and minerals. Catastrophic percentages loom, together with emerging sea degrees and next flooding of low-lying areas around the world. A international with no Ice solutions our such a lot pressing questions on this pending quandary, laying out the required steps for handling the unavoidable and averting the unmanageable.
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A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack